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*ENGL 1010: Finding, Evaluating, and Citing Sources*

Evaluating Sources Using Lateral Reading


Now that you have learned about basic source evaluation, we are going to go a step further and look at a technique called lateral reading, which looks at who is behind the information being presented.  Lateral reading is using the Internet to look for information about the website you are looking at and the people who write the content.

Watch this video from Crash Course to learn about how and why you would use lateral reading.

CrashCourse. Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3. YouTube.


Here is an additional video that may help you with your understanding of lateral reading.


UofL Research Assistance & Instruction. Lateral Reading. YouTube.